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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-116
Corporate Name: Howard Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Howard Lumber Company. Milton Howard.
Location: Route 3 Box 155 at Conroe
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 20 years
Start Year: 1950
End Year: 1969
Decades: 1950-1959,1960-1969
Period of Operation: 1950 to 1969
Town: Conroe
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 7,298 in 1950
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: G. E. 100-horsepower electric motor for the planer
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planer
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Howard Lumber Company appeared in the 1957 edition of Nelson T. Samson's Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas. According to the Directory of Texas Manufacturers 1956-1958, the company was established in 1950 by J. M. Howard. In 1969, this small sawmill was wrecked by a tornado. Milton Howard, the owner, advertised for sale a S. A. Woods 15-omcj planer machine #24 with a fan, an overhead line drive, extra side heads, and knives for $1,500. This may be the Howard Lumber Company four miles east of Conroe sold to F. L. Howard by by E. L Thomason and Mrs. J. W. Thomason, a widow, in 1945.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson